I will make this short.
We ended our Divine Direction series last week, and the feedback we have received has reinforced the reality that many of us are looking for some divine direction. It's not easy, and it is not often instantaneous, but to know the direction God wants us to go is vital to living a life of faith. Let me encourage you with the three core elements we discussed:
1. Today is an opportunity to make the little necessary decisions to be the person God wants you to be.
2. Be open and honest with God and yourself about those primary barriers that are preventing you from seeing and hearing the direction in which He is leading you - confront, confess, and repent of the sin in your life.
3. Ask yourself, am I handling this situation or decision with wisdom and discretion? Am I asking the right questions, and am I inviting others to pray with me about it?
For many of us, there is a disconnect between what we believe and how we live. It's not an intentional disconnection, and it may bother us to some degree, but ultimately because we are not sure what to do about it, we struggle to make any progress. Then when confronted with the question, "Does my life look any different than that of someone who is not a follower of Jesus?" we can shy away from the idea altogether. We know following Jesus should look different, we want it to, but don't know what the next step should be.
Thankfully Christians for thousands of years have wrestled with that question, and even around the time of Jesus, some of His earliest followers struggled as well. On June 30, we begin a new series called Prove It. This series will be a study of 1 John and will focus on what has us disconnected and how we can create new ways to live out our faith.
Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday,